New court documents detail what went on inside four Virginia Beach massage parlors raided in June

Posted at 3:02 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 10:25:24-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Disturbing details are emerging from recently unsealed court documents as to what Virginia Beach detectives found inside four massage parlors.

In June, police wearing black masks executed search warrants as part of a human trafficking investigation at four locations all called “Massage,” owned by Tiehu Cai under a corporation called Oriental Favor.

They escorted four employees out of the businesses and charged them with various offenses including maintaining or frequenting a bawdy place, using a vehicle to promote prostitution and pandering, pimping or receiving money from a prostitute.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) executed search warrants at businesses at the following locations:

  • 1143 Independence Boulevard
  • 1581 General Booth Boulevard #103
  • 4676 Princess Anne Road #130
  • 5277 Princess Anne Road #323

New documents indicate starting in May, undercover detectives entered each of the four locations to investigate a tip of illegal massages and prostitution.

While inside, detectives stated in the documents that females charged them $40 for a half-hour massage. Then, during the massage, they offered the detectives other services such as inappropriate genital touching and oral sex.

The documents state, “An act of furtherance was attempted by a female but was stopped by the detective, who told her he had to leave due to an emergency.”

Over the course of a month, detectives went inside all four businesses multiple times, with the same sexual services after their massage being offered.

Documents also show that detectives interviewed four men coming out of the four parlors during the investigation who also told police that in addition to a massage, they were all offered other sexual favors by the employees.

The documents state many of the men entered the parlor after 9 p.m.

The documents detail that detectives were led to the location after conducting an investigation on Yali Cai, who was previously arrested for operating a prostitution enterprise involving two massage parlors that were providing sexual acts in exchange for money. Cai was arrested in September 2018.

As for the four employees arrested in the May 2019 raid, three of the four have already been sentenced in court, with prison time ranging from 60 to 90 days.